Biondi-Heidenhain stain

Bion·di-Hei·den·hain stain

(bē-on'dē hī'dĕn-hān),
an obsolete stain for spirochetes, using acid fuchsin and orange G.
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Biondi-Heidenhain stain

A rarely used histological method for identifying spirochetes, which uses acid fuchsin, methyl green and orange G. The currently preferred silver stains for identifying spirochetes include the Dieterle, Levaditi, Warthin-Starry, Fontana and other methods.
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Aldolpho, Italian pathologist, 1846-1917.
Biondi-Heidenhain stain - an obsolete stain for spirochetes, using acid fuchsin and orange G.


Rudolph P., German histologist and physiologist, 1834-1897.
Biondi-Heidenhain stain - see under Biondi
Heidenhain azan stain - a technique to stain nuclei and erythrocytes red, muscle orange, glia fibrils reddish, mucin blue, and collagen and reticulum dark blue.
Heidenhain crescents - the serous cells at the distal end of a mucous, tubuloalveolar secretory unit of certain salivary glands. Synonym(s): Heidenhain demilunes; serous demilunes
Heidenhain demilunes - Synonym(s): Heidenhain crescents
Heidenhain iron hematoxylin stain - an iron alum hematoxylin stain used for staining muscle striations and mitotic structures blue-black.
Heidenhain law - glandular secretion is always accompanied by an alteration in the structure of the gland.
Heidenhain pouch - a small sac or pouch of the stomach fashioned for the purpose of obtaining gastric juice and for studying gastric secretion in physiologic experiments.
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